Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze

A classic french toast recipe with vanilla, cinnamon and a cream cheese glaze drizzled on warm toasted artisan bread slices.

Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze by #frenchtoast

Are you a breakfast person?

I mean, do you really like breakfast– at breakfast time?  Or, are you the type that likes a cozy breakfast meal later in the day?

Here at my house, we L.O.V.E breakfast in the evening!

You wouldn’t believe the excitement when I go the lazy route and make breakfast for dinner, instead of using that pot roast that didn’t make it to the crock pot earlier that day.  

Needless to say, my family is simple to please!  Sometimes.

Whether you enjoy eating breakfast for breakfast, lunch, or dinner… you’ll be in French Toast Bliss (it’s what I call it!) with just one bite of this Cinnamon French Toast with a Cream Cheese Glaze drizzled all over!

Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze by #breakfast

This is truly a simple recipe of dipping (not soaking) the bread into an egg mixture with cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.  Dropping the slices onto a hot pan until golden brown on both sides…

And, topping the warm toasted bread with a glaze made up of cream cheese, more cinnamon, nutmeg, cream, and vanilla!

Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze by #cinnamon

Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze
A classic french toast recipe with vanilla, cinnamon and a cream cheese glaze drizzled on warm toasted artisan bread slices.
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  1. 4 bread slices (I love to use sourdough artisan bread. It has a more chewy texture and won't get soggy.)
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, for frying
  1. 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. powdered sugar for dusting the tops of bread, optional
  1. Cream all the ingredients together for the glaze, in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet or frying pan on medium to high heat. As the skillet is heating up, prepare the egg mixture for the bread.
  3. In a wide medium mixing bowl, combine the eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Whisk until all combined.
  4. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture. (No need to submerge each slice of bread all the way, just enough to coat each side. Not the crust.) Lay onto the heated pan with butter. Flip when golden brown.
  5. Spread a spoonful of the cream cheese glaze onto each slice of hot french toast. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, optional. Enjoy!
  1. Recipe may easily be doubled. Store and refrigerate cooked french toast and cream cheese glaze for up to 3 days. May individually wrap and freeze already cooked french toast for up to 3 weeks.
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I hope you enjoy these, as much as my family does!

**For you French Toast Lovers, here are MORE ideas from my friends!**
Orange Creamsicle French Toast ~ Will Cook For Smiles
Coffee Creamer French Toast ~ This Gal Cooks
Bailey’s Spiked French Toast ~ Beyond Frosting
Butter Pecan French Toast with Caramel Sauce & Bacon Sprinkles ~Bun In My Oven
French Toast Sourdough Crepes with Maple Cream & Candied Bacon ~ Cooking With Curls
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  1. Such a classic Gloria!! Love the cream cheese glaze idea! Makes it even better ;) totally a breakfast person but I must confess I don’t often make it for dinner and I don’t know why!! Well, I make egg scrambles but that doesn’t count haha! I totally am going to give these a try. Thanks for sharing! Hope you’re having a lovely Wednesday!
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  2. I am a breakfast food lover but not actually for breakfast, unless it is on the weekend because it is not at 7:30am! I could dive right into this one!
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  3. This looks divine! I would so love it for my breakfast!
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  4. I think I just saw heaven and it was covered with cream cheese
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  5. We LOVE breakfast for dinner. My family would flip out over this. It’s like breakfast AND dessert….FOR DINNER. Mind blown :)
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  6. This looks yummy! I could totally see myself making it for a late breakfast. I too like a cozy breakfast closer to noon, preferably on weekends ;-)
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  7. Hey Gloria, can I come to your house for breakfast? Wow, looks so delicious! :-)

  8. Gloria, I agree with you, breakfast for dinner is just the best! This looks so good and I really think I’m coming over to your house for dinner – that’s ok, right? Love this! Thanks for sharing and pinning! xo
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    • Cindy, this is why we need to be neighbors. We wouldn’t need a sidewalk to walk over to each other’s homes, we’d make a path right in the middle of the grass! Enjoy your day before Friday! ;)

  9. I LOVE breakfast! It’s my favorite meal. And I can totally go for breakfast in the evening. We have “dinner breakfasts” quite a bit. I need to make this french toast for one of those meals. It looks absolutely gorgeous Gloria! And I love that cream cheese glaze!
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  10. My boy just commented the other day that it has been a while since we had breakfast for dinner and I was not sure whether to take that as a compliment or not…really you miss my laziness? Or you not happy now I’m making dinner every night hhaha! I love this french toast and how fancy it is. I will have to surprise him with it.
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  11. Oh my gosh, Gloria—It’s 9 pm and all I want to eat right now is a big stack of this french toast! Just in love with that drinkable-looking cream cheese glaze. My family loves breakfast for dinner as well—it’s just so much fun!
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  12. can i eat that for a midnight snack?! would you judge me? this is just great! :)
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  13. ONE WORD = DAAAAANG!!! Also, thanks for the link love :)
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  14. Oh Gloria, these look gorgeous and totally wish they were my breakfast right now! Breakfast is my favorite meal too and it’s always a yay to breakfast for dinner :) I can’t stop drooling over the cream cheese glaze too, it looks so magical – pinning :)
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    • Kelly, I have to admit, I always sneak into the glaze as it’s sitting off to the side while I make the bread part… it’s absolutely irresistible! (You’ll love it, for sure!)

  15. Wow, delicious! I love the cream cheese glaze!
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  16. I love breakfast any time of day, especially if this is right in front of me! :)
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  17. EEEKK!! It’s like a layer cake, but with French toast! I love!

  18. Breakfast for dinner is the best!! And this French toast – omg. It looks AMAZING!! That cream cheese glaze looks so incredible! Pinning!

  19. Our family is huge on breakfast for dinner. Never have I thought of making French Toast though – what a fabulous idea. This will definitely go on our menu plan this week :) . And the cream cheese glaze? I am practically dying over that deliciousness. Ah-mazing!
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  20. I am a breakfast person and a sweetbread person. So if you can combine the two, I’m all yours! This looks like the perfect french toast to serve for a special occasion, like Christmas or Easter. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!


    • Alison, love special occasion breakfasts. Especially Mother’s Day breakfast/brunch… my fave! Thank you for coming over to leave such sweet words!

  21. Breakfast for dinner is my favorite! Love this recipe Gloria, especially with the Cream Cheese Glaze… OMG your killing me smalls! Pinned!
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  22. Cream cheese glaze on french toast!? And then topped with my beloved powedered sugar?! That’s brilliant! My hubby and I ADORE breakfast foods and can eat them any time of the day. My mouth is watering and I need to experience all this grandness asap. :)
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  23. Gloria, my jaw seriously DROPPED when I saw that first picture. Oh my WORD, woman! Unreal. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, and so scrumptious I’m sure. Pinned!
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  24. My family is a breakfast for dinner type! And oh my goodness, they LOVE their French toast. It isn’t my personal favorite, but I now know that is because we’ve never used hefty slices of French bread … or smothered it in cream cheese frosting … or piled five on a plate. I’m set now! And P.S. totally impressed with these photos – breakfast dishes like pancakes, waffles, and French toast are so hard to photograph!

    • Mary Frances, thank you so much! I have to agree with you about photographing foods like this. I was starting to think, how many more times can I seriously photograph this without really moving it into another ‘pose’ … hehe!

  25. This has to be the best french toast ever, looks gorgeous and all the flavors! I love occasional pancakes for dinner, but this I could have every day!

  26. I can’t even. I’m in love.

  27. Good gosh, girl! I’m totally drooling over this French toast of yours! Your photography here is just so stunning and inviting. How something so simple can look so magical in the morning (or evening) totally amazes me. Pure deliciousness and, yes, bliss! We are big breakfast fans at our house and enjoy brunches on the weekend and breakfast for dinner treats now and then, too. Thank you for sharing, girl. Pinning (of course)!
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  28. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    Ok, so I’m not really a breakfast person … but I am totally reconsidering that stance after seeing this!! Hubba hubba!

  29. Gloria, I could eat this anytime of the day! I wish you would come to my house and fix it. I looks to DIE FOR!!
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  30. This is one amazing breakfast, Gloria!
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  31. Oh, I’m so glad you decided to come share this delectable dish at Fridays Unfolded!

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  32. We simply love breakfast for dinner too. Usually I prefer it that way. This looks like an awesome version of french toast. Pinned!
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  33. I LOVE having breakfast for dinner… during Lent when Fridays are meatless for my family we do breakfast for dinner a LOT. Looks like I’ll be adding these to the menu :)

  34. I’m with you, Gloria…I could happily eat breakfast any time of day, and your French toast looks beyond amazing! I have no doubt that it tastes delicious and you outdid yourself with the photos! Hope you’re having a great weekend… :)
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  35. Oh so you want to make a gal drool, do you? Heh, well you succeeded at that! This French Toast looks TO DIE FOR, Gloria! Pinned!
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  36. Not only do we like breakfast we love having breakfast for dinner! Breakfast is especially great on snow days and we have had more than our fair share this year. I look forward to creating the recipe. Thank you for sharing. ~Kelly

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  37. Yes to breakfast all the time! I am not a big maple syrup lover right now for some reason but cream cheese glaze I’d be all over that. How delicious!
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  38. Pinned. Can’t wait to try.

  39. Oh, goodness. I’m drooling just looking at these pictures. This looks like the perfect breakfast! Thanks for sharing. :)
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  40. I have to admit, we are not big breakfast people… usually it’s just a yogurt on the go. But these… these are getting my blood pumping! They look crazy amazing!!!
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  41. Oh. My. Gosh! I am completely drooling over this french toast!! And we totally eat breakfast for dinner. This is SOOOO happening!
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  42. I LOVE breakfast!!!! This french toast looks amazing!!!! :)
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  43. I love sourdough French toast, and cream cheese glaze on top sounds over-the-top good! You have one lucky family, Gloria!
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  44. Oh my goodness… this looks amazing!

  45. Just DYING over this french toast!! I’m featuring them on Saturday Night Fever tonight, Gloria! I can’t wait to see what you link up this week! xo! :)
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  46. What a great flavour combination and love the idea of a cream cheese glaze, will be trying this recipe out. thanks for the inspiration!
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